- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Portuguese Oak Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- 1920s Art Deco -Paris
- Added on
- 29 Jul 2016 4:47 pm by sinclair
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15 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for House of Hazelwood 18-year-old
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.31 points
- For me, the nose (after time in the glass) and the presentation are the two strongest parts of this offering. I was hoping for cream/vanilla/chocolate in the mouth, but really only found this on the nose.
Very pretty to look at, and I may try and get a sample of the 25-yo, but for the current price of £60, not for me.
A little timid to start with, then rum and raisin ice cream, some marshmallow. After 15 minutes in the glass, there's maple syrup, vanilla. A progressively sweet nose, which starts off a little flat.
Medium-thick, coating the mouth reasonably well. Taste is is initially sweet, moving to pepper and some spices. Finally the oak starts to come through.
Finish for me was short, with some spice. A little bitterness a minute or so later, finally finishing with cream, but little flavour.
- There is nothing interesting in terms of taste, of course, it just wants to be "good whiskey", and that's what he gets. Sweet, direct, pleasing, with a certain elegance, not very complex or mysterious.
For 75 € on the pint a bit much ... but he is delicious. And makes something neat on the shelf, an eye-catcher.
Vanilla-sweet, cotton candy, with a certain freshness, splashes of lemon, somewhat reminiscent of bourbon, in the background a light, gentle, dry woody note, comes across quite clearly, elegantly over
pleasantly creamy, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, very, tasty, with time in the mouth comes more and more oak to advantage, you can tell the 18 years, dark chocolate, cocoa, soft pepper
long, velvety, lots of dark chocolate, a corner of brandy, vanilla, a hint of pepper